Posts tagged ‘Kate Spade’

Retail Redux ‘Round the Wharves

 

I’m fielding emails left and right about who is going where, who has closed, and who has opened. There’s a lot on the way, but in the interim, here’s the answers to some of the more pressing questions at hand.

Chace N’ Lulu did not close, I’m happy to report. It moved from it’s cozy, former location at 57 America’s Cup Avenue to it’s new digs just a stone’s throw away at 17 Bowen’s Wharf, which was once home to the Newport Candle Company. The shop is stocked with great summer pieces from Kara Janx, Susana Monaco, Brandy Melville (nautical striped dress pictured left), Kate Spade, Kontatto, Citizens of Humanity, Skirtin’ Around, Minnie Rose and more.

Bellevue Beauty Walk, which was indeed, once closer Bellevue on William Street, has jumped wharves. Goodbye old location on Bowen’s and hello new, pristine boutique at nearby 1 Bannisters Wharf. The shop has even more great pieces, including a jaw-dropping amount of JoJos (check out their new bangles below, right); in addition to essie nail polish (loving their new shade, ‘topless & barefoot’–so cute); Gretchen Scott cover-ups; an impressive display of GloMinerals makeup; fragrance, bath and body goods from Bliss, Fresh, Kai and Pacifica (love Pacifica) and amazing, affordable jewelry. Toast the shop’s official grand opening this Saturday, April 16. Call to book a free makeover with make-up artist (appointments 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Anna Cristino.

So who’s taken Bellevue Beauty Walk’s spot? A familiar name: Primavera. The home decor, jewelry and gift boutique knocked down some walls and expanded to create a spacious, warm and welcoming space. Find fun custom signs, Tea Forté’s gourmet whole leaf teas, unique cards, an in-store John Medeiros jewelry ‘boutique,’ Musewear Pottery and so much more. PS: If you’re looking for a personalized wedding, shower, birthday or sentimental gift, Primavera has a great selection of platters, frames, signs and more they can customize and turn around quickly.

April 12, 2011 at 8:48 am 2 comments

Why, yes! Those ARE Baby Blue Patent Leather Manolos….

I realized when I stopped by Karma this weekend, the cozy consignment boutique on Newport’s Washington Square, that the shop is functionally the fantasy closet so many fashionistas dream of. Prada, Dior, Fendi, Nina Ricci, Kate Spade, Nicole Miller, Carmen Marc Valvo, Chanel—they’re all here, neatly hung, clearly displayed or perfectly laid out. Rows of shoes line the shelves, fabulous handbags call your name and endless accessories make playing “dress up” all the more tempting. With an eye for high end fashion and vintage treasures, owners (and twins) Judy and Joy Catuogno have stocked the shop with upscale designer duds at a fraction of the usual cost–but it’s more than that. The stunning red vintage Christian Dior wool military coat is just as chic today as it was when it made its debut more than two decades ago. From a sequin Nicole Miller sassy shirt dress to a woolen knit, long-sleeve Tibi dress, a vintage Oleg Cassini-like pink dupioni silk dress (much like a few Jackie O once wore; the former First Lady favored both Cassini’s couture and ready-to-wear collections) from a private estate collection, to a tailored silk kimono-style knee length dress, there’s a range to fit each diverse taste. Plus the shoes (oh, the shoes!), the amazing accessories like classic opera gloves and chunky pendant necklaces …. and there’s coffee and scones across the street? Like I said, fantasy closet…

Karma, 13 Touro Street, Newport, 846-0940, www.houseofkarma.com (site under construction! We’ll let you know when it’s up and running~)

February 3, 2011 at 10:57 am 6 comments

Holiday Parties at Two Fashion & Beauty Hotspots

With plenty of holiday soirees to grace, no doubt you’ll want to look and feel your best! Chace N’ Lulu is opening their doors tonight For a Friends and Family Sale (this includes Stylephile readers) featuring 20% off 30% off everything else in the store, including sale items, while enjoying wine and cheese. New and fabulous fashion and accessories at the Bowen’s Wharf shop includes chic tops and dresses by Susana Monaco,  BCBG, Tibi and Milly, hot denim by J Brand (including their coveted, super soft, Pima cotton “Japanese denim”) and Citizens of Humanity and accessories by Kate Spade and more to dress up any outfit. Soft, supple cashmere tops and festive flats make perfect gifts too (or for yourself!).  The Friends and Family Sale event is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. – bring a friend!

To polish off your holiday, pop by The Apothecary on Broadway from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and stock up on Bare Escentuals or purchase a Get Started Kit and receive a complimentary 100% Natural Lipstick in your choice of Italian Ice or Amaretto. The shop is trimmed for the holidays and while sipping on wine and enjoying cheese, get a complimentary skin consultation by Murad’s skincare expert Vicki Nawoichyk. Enjoy generous gift bags and 15% off your total purchase for the evening then head next door to the One Eighty to enjoy some 1/2 price appetizers before heading out on the town!

Chace N’ Lulu is located at 57 America’s Cup Avenue on Bowen’s Wharf, (401) 847-9151.

The Apothecary is located at 6 Broadway, (401) 324-6253,  http://www.theapothecarynewport.com


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